Hardy Man Killed in Franklin County Wreck

Franklin Co., VA - State Police say a 66-year-old man died in a crash in Franklin County Sunday night. Officers were on the scene about 8:15 p.m. on Route 122 near Route 699.

They say 66-year-old James Alton Blankenship of Hardy ran his truck off the road and hit an embankment, causing the vehicle to flip. Crews took him to the hospital where he died.

We're told Blankenship was wearing a seatbelt.